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Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

SDG 8 aims to promote sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. This includes protecting labor rights, ensuring safe working environments, guaranteeing equalRead more pay and promoting job creation. Read less

Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | SDG 8: Decent Work and Econimic Growth

SDG 8 aims to promote sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. This includes protecting labor rights, ensuring safe working environments, guaranteeing equal pay and promoting job creation.

Transcription: Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people’s human rights | #SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Hello everyone!

Welcome to ILGA World’s informative video series about the Sustainable Development Goals.

In this video, I’m going to talk about SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. SDG 8 aims to promote sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. This includes protecting labor rights, ensuring safe working environments, guaranteeing equal pay and promoting job creation. 

However, workplaces continue to be unsafe and unequal for LGBTI people. From employment discrimination to harassment at work, LGBTI people face significant barriers to economic inclusion. They also earn lower wages and are overrepresented in the informal economy, leaving them with insufficient social protection and remedies for workers’ rights violations. For trans people, the situation is even worse due to the absence of legal gender recognition and gender-affirming work policies. 

Evidence shows that LGBTI inclusion is vital to economic development. Countries with stronger protections for LGBTI rights have higher per capita income and human development indicators.1 To advance sustainable growth, LGBTI people must be fully included in economic plans and policies. 

Our website, ilga.org provides further resources and information on Agenda 2030’s opportunities for LGBTI advocacy and it is a great starting point if you want to learn more.  

You can also drop us a message at [email protected] if you have any questions about the SDGs or if you think we can help you in advocating for LGBTI people where you’re from.  

Thank you so much for watching and see you soon for our next video. 

 

Useful links 

ILGA World Intro to Agenda 2030

ILGA World video for SDG #1

ILGA World video for SDG #2

ILGA World video for SDG #3

ILGA World video for SDG #4

ILGA World video for SDG #5

ILGA World video for SDG #6

ILGA World video for SDG #7

UN website for Goal 8